Perkostylz | 'Africa'

Perkostylz | Africa

Perkostylz releases the single, 'Africa', a song described as being lyrically pan-African and instrumentally Reggae. 'Africa' is available for free download at UbuntuFM Music.

Perkostylz. The name doesn't ring any bells, right? My initial reactions exactly. But the song, 'Africa', left me feeling touched. It starts off with an instrumental intro joined by an alluring vocal obviously tweaked digitally to achieve that result. You remember that chorus vocals in Akon's 'Lonely'? That's exactly what I'm talking about. There's this thing about the vocals that makes one think they are listening to a child singing; or should I say an adult masquerading as a child? However it may be perceived, it has an appealing effect that kind of stirs a feeling within the listener. 

'Africa', left me feeling touched. It starts off with an instrumental intro joined by an alluring vocal obviously tweaked digitally to achieve that result. You remember that chorus vocals in Akon's 'Lonely'? That's exactly what I'm talking about.

Back to the intro, I think it builds properly into the song. Instrumentally, it's a great song with a Reggae beat complete with a solid bass rhythm. My ears were riveted to the drumbeat and bass guitar; most appealing. 

Perkostylz's vocals are honest. You can perceive the originality of his lyrics even though they aren't delivered in English. Illogical right? But music is served more to the soul than to the ears and the soul's language is universal. And to further prove the point, I don't speak nor understand a word of the language in which 'Africa' is delivered, but I can perceive its praise and admonition for the African continent and her component countries. 

Varying the instrumental and vocal tempo of the song at certain stages is a right move which many artists and composers have long caught up on. It's still a valid artistic touch as it checks against disinterest on the part of the listener. And 'Africa' has just that touch. 

Perkostylz's vocals are honest. You can perceive the originality of his lyrics even though they aren't delivered in English. Illogical right? But music is served more to the soul than to the ears and the soul's language is universal.

I love the back-up vocals. It's most complementary, much like sugar to milk. 

'Africa' is lyrically pan-African, and instrumentally Reggae. Perkostylz achieved both a cultural and artistic success with this track. I'll recommend it any day for recreation of any lover of contemporary Africa.

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